Reader Ashley B wrote in again to share a lesson plan based on the story of Shajar al-Durr! The skills practiced include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Listening, and Note Taking. You can download the lesson here: [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=18 linktext=’Shajar Al Durr Lesson Plan’ /]
More before-and-after from the book
Posting a couple more before/after revamps from the book - this time with commentary on what I changed and why!
Shajar al-Durr lesson plan!
Ashley B strikes again, sharing a lesson plan based on the story of Shajar al-Durr! The skills practiced include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Listening, and Note Taking.
Rejected Princess Theatre: Risky Business
In which the Rejected Princesses learn to play Risk.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
ESL teaching resource: Ching Shih
Reader Ashley B writes in with a teaching worksheet based on the Ching Shih writeup. It covers editing, comprehension, vocabulary, opinion and summary writing.
Catalina de Erauso
After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
Mexican revolutionary who bombed bridges, led hundreds of women into battle, and was instrumental in turning the tide of the war for the revolutionaries.
Tamar of Georgia
Saint, sovereign, and fiercely independent woman, she quashed two rebellions from her ex-husband, expanded her nation's borders, and ushered in a golden age.
When an unrequited admirer began threatening her, this early fresco painter became one of history's first warrior artists.
Ludicrously over-accomplished athlete who invented flying ambulances and won the only gold medal ever awarded by the French Academy of Sports for "all sports" - yes, all of them.